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Well if he need second 5870 for CF then GO FOR IT! 5870 is still powerful card smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fuell;13367589 
5870 > 6870 90% of time, usually by low margins, sometimes by a decent margin. Check this comparison by a user here:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/864213-w-test-results-6870-vs-5870-a.html

Unigen was a shocker to me, wasn't expecting 15-20 FPS difference (5870 > 6870 there). So why pay more and get less?


Panic Prone and I both tested our cards (6870 for him, 5870 for me) at 1000Mhz core and I beat him by such slim FPS, but in tesselation the 6870 pulled ahead nicely.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol;13367707 
Look at most reviews and the 6870 and 5870 are on par or within 1-2 fps, or within margin, favoring neither card. The 6870 however has much better tessellation performance due to the updates to the architecture. Along with better power consumption.

Maybe, Gnome, but we're comparing 6850 here, not 6870 smile.gif The latter is easily more expensive and OP said he's already financially stretched.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fuell;13367909 
I think the 4870 is 10.5" while a 5870 is 11" and there was a few at 11.1" AFAIK. You might have to do some cutting to fit it in there... got a removable HDD cage? I know nothing about that case...

Thanks again for your replies smile.gif

bearing in mind though, that this is my card

http://www1.sapphiretech.com/uk/products/products_overview.php?gpid=278&grp=3

It's not the regular 4870's, which could be smaller?

Edit: and yeah, i defo appreciate all the suggestions fellas, but iv already just forked out for a new cpu, mobo, ram, and hdd there 2 days ago lol, but its all taken into account ofc smile.gif
Edited by Asmodean - 5/3/11 at 12:33pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ronnin426850;13367925 
Maybe, Gnome, but we're comparing 6850 here, not 6870 smile.gif The latter is easily more expensive and OP said he's already financially stretched.

Nice catch. I missed that even though I typed 6870 in my edit to gnomes post. The 6870 does in fact go a decent bit over budget and not what he was comparing in the first place. So scratch my comment about the tessellation and such, not really relevant now.

Edit> The Toxic... makes little diff in size I think. It's a beefier card, but should still be in the same 10.5" length envelope...
Edited by Fuell - 5/3/11 at 12:34pm
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5870>6870>5850>6850 go with the 5870 definitely. 6850s are great for crossfire though if thats in your future smile.gif
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The HD 5870 beats both the HD 6870 and HD 6850 in most circumstances when you're talking about single card solutions. However, in tesselation the HD 6870 will pull ahead and in terms of crossfire scaling the HD 6870 CF set-up would pull a little bit ahead of a HD 5870 CF system. But a HD 5870 should beat a HD 6850 95%+ of the time and by a fair margin as well.
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Wow that's just a terrible... terrible... TERRIBLE price on a 6850. Over here the 6850 is between 50-70% less expensive (depending on where you shop)than a 5870, for a reason.

I know UK prices are diff, but I'd hunt for a better buy if I were you.
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Ended up going miles over budget and getting a 6950 2GB lol, every card i went to buy (5870)weren't sold directly by amazon, so they wouldn't ship to ireland for some reason(never happend before)..

Bah, hope i didn't make a mistake getting the 6950 2GB over the 5870, but hey, its already ordered i suppose lol, Thanks again for all the help fellas.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Asmodean;13376660 
Ended up going miles over budget and getting a 6950 2GB lol, every card i went to buy (5870)weren't sold directly by amazon, so they wouldn't ship to ireland for some reason(never happend before)..

Bah, hope i didn't make a mistake getting the 6950 2GB over the 5870, but hey, its already ordered i suppose lol, Thanks again for all the help fellas.

6950 is a gorgeous card. You're lucky for having one. smile.gif
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